No decision yet on hiking train fare: Railways Minister
Railways Minister Md Nurul Islam Sujan today (August 9, 2022) said that no decision has been taken yet on raising train fare after fuel price hike.
"The transport fares on waterways and roads have been adjusted in consultation with the leaders but no decision has been taken yet on hiking train fare. Discussions are on with the concerned people regarding train fare," he said.
The minister said this while visiting the construction work of the third and fourth dual gauge of Dhaka-Tongi section and dual gauge double line on Tongi-Joydebpur section toady, reports our Gazipur correspondent.
He said the double rail tracks from Gazipur's Tongi to Joydebpur will be opened by December this year.
The minister said the railway gate is mainly given for safety. Those crossing the railway line will have to do it carefully. If someone is a victim of an accident while crossing the railway track, the railway will not take responsibility for it.
He said that there is a manpower shortage of 25,000 in the railway. The recruitments will be implemented within the shortest possible time.